League Membership

Am I eligible? Any adult person sincerely interested in active participation to further the objective of this league may apply to become a Regular Member. 

Am I already a member? If you are a member of the league’s Board of Directors, manage or officially coach a team in the league this season or if you are a Volunteer for the current season, you are automatically a Regular Member and need not apply. 

How do I apply? Fill out the Regular Member application and pay the $$ membership fee. 

You may send or deliver the application and fee to: 

Twentynine Palms Little League
Richard Chambers, President
P.O. Box 2535
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Why the fee? A Regular Member has an important voice in running the league, and Little League recommends charging a small fee to confirm a person’s commitment to be involved and further the objectives of the league. The fee becomes part of the league’s operating funds to run the league. 

When can I apply? Applications will be accepted through March 31, for consideration for the current season. 

How long does membership last? Membership is for the current season. Persons interested in remaining members must re-apply next season. 

What is expected of me? Nothing is formally required of you. However, the league hopes you will attend the Annual Meeting and also vote on the league’s Board of Directors. The league also hopes you become an active participant in the league, such as by being a team parent, helping with field maintenance, volunteering for a league event, or simply supporting the kids with good sportsmanship. 

What do I get? You get a voice in the running of the league. As a Regular Member, you will be entitled to attend the league’s Annual Meeting and to vote for the league’s Board of Directors.

Classes of Membership

All approved members of the TPLL shall be subjected to a background check to identify prior criminal and sexual offenses. 

There shall be the following classes of members:

Player Members 
Any player candidate meeting the requirements of Little League Regulation IV shall be eligible to compete for participation. Player Members shall have no rights, duties or obligations in the management or in the property of the TPLL.

Regular Members 
Any adult person actively interested in furthering the objectives of the TPLL may become a Regular Member upon payment of dues as hereinafter provided. Only Regular Members in good standing are permitted to vote at General Membership Meetings. All officers, Board Members, Committee Members, Managers, Coaches, Volunteer Umpires and other elected or appointed officials must be active Regular Members in good standing. 

Regular Members of the TPLL automatically include all current approved Managers, Coaches, Volunteer Umpires, Board Members, Officers of the Board and any other person who is recognized by the Board as an approved volunteer in the TPLL, including those volunteers serving on a committee. 

Other Affiliations

Members, whether Regular or Player, shall not be required to be affiliated with another organization or group to qualify as members of the TPLL. Regular Members should not be actively engaged in the promotion and/or operation of any other baseball/softball program. 

Suspension or Termination

Membership may be terminated by resignation or action of the Board of Directors as follows: 
The Board of Directors, by a two-thirds vote of those present at any duly constituted Board meeting, shall have the authority to discipline or suspend or terminate the membership of any member of any class, including managers and coaches, when the conduct of such person is considered detrimental to the best interest of the TPLL and/or Little League Baseball. The member involved shall be notified of such meeting, informed of the general nature of the charges and given an opportunity to appear at the meeting to answer such charges.

The Board of Directors shall, in case of a Player Member, give notice to the manager of the team for which the player is a Player Member. Said manager shall appear, in the capacity of an advisor, with the player before the board of Directors or a duly appointed committee of the Board of Directors. The player’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) may also be present. The Board of Directors shall have full power to suspend or revoke such players right to future participation by two-thirds (2/3) vote of those present at any duly constituted meeting (quorum is required).

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